|TWENTY ONE JAMES SNODGRASS EPISODE - Dan Enright|
This is the James Snodgrass episode. A contestant from Twenty One, James Snodgrass, had a copy of the questions and answers in advance, that he had sent to himself via registered mail, 2 days before he was to appear on the show. This was the proof that Twenty One had been rigged. He helped to expose Twenty One as a rigged game show.
Keywords: TWENTY ONE; QUIZ SHOW; TELEVISION
|Tic-Tac-Dough (April 3, 1958?)|
I think this is the April 3 1958 episode of the series "Tic-Tac-Dough". Missing titles and commercials, but gameplay is intact. This was one of several rigged game shows of the time, and when this became known by the public, the ratings of non-rigged shows like "You Bet Your Life" declined as well.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Quiz show scandals; Quiz show scandal; Game Show; Game Shows
Downloads: 730 (2 reviews)
|''Twenty One'' - 8/July/1957|
There were plenty of non-rigged 1950s game shows, but this was one of the infamous rigged ones. Which is a shame, since the format is pretty decent. Around 30 or so episodes survive of this series, curiously enough. Please note that a short section of this episode is missing.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Game Show; Game Shows; Quiz Show Scandals; Quiz Show Scandal
Downloads: 746 (1 review)
|Groucho Marx in ''You Bet Your Life'' (''Chair'') (Comedy/Game Show)|
Groucho Marx in his extremely popular 1950's television series "You Bet Your Life", which aired on the NBC Television Network. The "secret word" in this episode is "Chair". The series was a comedic game show which allowed plenty of room for Groucho's verbal comedy. Contains original broadcast commercials.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Groucho Marx; Comedy; Humor; 1950s; 1950's; 50s; 50's; Fifties; Quiz Show; Comedic; NBC; NBC Television Network; Commercials; DeSoto; Car
Downloads: 10,316 (2 reviews)
|''Penny to a Million'' - Misc October 1955 episode|
An episode of the obscure 1950s American game show "Penny to a Million". Contains original ABC network ID.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; Game show; Quiz show; Penny to a Million
Downloads: 1,238 (1 review)
|''Dr I.Q.'' - 15 December 1958|
An episode of "Dr I.Q.", a short-lived and intentionally low-budget television game show that aired on ABC. A simple "question and answer" quiz show. The host tells us at the beginning of the broadcast that it was *not* rehearsed. Features promos for other ABC series (not sure of the copyright status of these promos). Very few episodes survive of this series. (thanks to TimL2009 for providing the date)
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; Quiz show; ABC; 1950s; 50s; Fifties; 1958; Low-budget; Low budget
Downloads: 1,127 (2 reviews)
|''You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx'' - Secret Word Clock|
An episode of Groucho Marx's popular 1950's Television series, "You Bet Your Life", which aired from 1950 to 1961. A 'comedic quiz show", it proved an instant hit with both viewers and critics. As the series was produced on film, many episodes still exist. Even today, you can find this series in repeats due to it's public domain status. This episode is complete with DeSoto commercials. It was one of many non-rigged quiz shows of the 1950's which suffered in the ratings due to the scandals surrou...
Keywords: 1950's TV; 1950s Television; Groucho Marx; 1950s TV; 1950's Television; 50s TV; 50's TV; 50s Television; 50's Television; DeSoto; Fifties; Fifties TV; Fifties Television; Classic TV; Quiz Show; Shows; Series
Downloads: 12,818 (4 reviews)